Surfing for Fiscal year y2k glitches in fed gov'tgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have asked on other forums if anyone who works in the federal government IT departments has any info they are willing to share about y2k glitches showing up. 10-1-99 was supposed to be the beginning of major problems. So far nothing nationwide and major has become evident to the general public. I would appreciate any solid info. It is sure not coming out in the news.
-- morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1999
Look down the page for threads started by Homer Beanfang. His radar picks 'em up and he graciously posts them for our edification.
There most definitely are already computer disruptions out there.
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (email@example.com), October 23, 1999.
The few reported fiscal year failures that I've read about connected with October 1st can be found on this thread:
"Last of the pre-Y2k Dates: Oct 1 '99"
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1999.
As has been said so many times when talking about the Jo Ann effect, wait until the first end-of-month processing which takes place in the new fiscal year. When the October close-out is run, that's going to be the high visibility test of the systems.
Any failures which have occurred to date have been in-house and could be kept behind closed agency doors. But when outside activities recieve erroneous checks or bills from gov.org, you can bet there will be press attention as those state governments, companies or little old ladies who get short changed start raising hell.
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), October 23, 1999.
For more information about accounting software and the significance and non-significance of fiscal year rollovers, see the following thread:
"Significance of States Fiscal Start"
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 1999.